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    What size shot should I use to hunt rabbits with using a 12 gauge?

  • #2
    #6 is a safe bet,though personally I wouldnt suggest a 12 gauge for rabbit.Stalking bunnies with a .22LR and taking only headshots makes for much better tablefare IMO.

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    • #3
      I agree with bigjake on the shot size. It doesn't take much to kill a rabbit, but smaller shot sizes are harder to pick out of the meat.

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      • #4
        I would also agree with #6 shot. Using a 22LR is my choice too.

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        • #5
          6 or 5 at the biggest is your best bet

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          • #6
            Agree with the #6 shot. If you use dogs or bust through the brush a .22 is no good, for that kind of hunting a shotgun is the way to go, in my opinion.

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            • #7
              Thanks for the help

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              • #8
                I love my Mossberg .17HMR. Perfect rabbit killin' machine and loves takin' head shots!

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                • #9
                  In the Fall 7-1/2 in the Winter 6s .

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                  • #10
                    WELLpersonaly i have always hunted with 4shot seeing as we hunt with dogs and are always in really thick cover but 6 will work if ur not in such deep cover

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                    • #11
                      I use a #4 shot for my 12 gauge it seems not to tear the rabbit up as much as a 7 1/2, 6, or an #8 shot

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                      • #12
                        We can't use a 22 in Ohio for rabbit. I would agree on 5 or 6. I have used both for decades.

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